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Chicken Feta w/ Lemon Tarragon Cream

 

Number of Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hr Skill Level: Average

Ingredients

CREAM SAUCE

2 Tbs. shallots, chopped
1 Tbs. butter
8 mushrooms, sliced
Zest of two lemons
1 Tbs. whole black peppercorns
1 Tbs. tarragon vinegar or other flavorful vinegar
2 bay leaves
2 cups Chardonnay Champagne
1 cup chicken stock
Juice of two lemons
2 cups heavy cream
1 Tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


SAUTÉED CHICKEN

8 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Salt and pepper
2 Tbs. fresh tarragon
1 cup flour
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 cups Korbel Chardonnay Champagne
1/2 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup Kalamata olives
1/2-1 cup Feta cheese

Instructions:

CREAM SAUCE (30 min)

1. In a medium sauce pot melt the butter over medium-high heat.

2. Add shallots and mushrooms, cook for about one minute.

3. Add lemon zest, whole black peppercorns, tarragon vinegar, bay leaves and cook for one minute longer.

4. Add champagne and chicken stock, turn heat up and reduce to one cup.

5. Add cream and lemon juice, bring to a simmer and reduce to a sauce consistency. About 20 minutes.

6. Strain, then add fresh tarragon, season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

SAUTÉED CHICKEN (30 min)

1. Sprinkle chicken breast with salt, pepper and tarragon, then dredge through flour.

2. Working in two batches of four, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a medium saute pan over high heat.

3. Add four chicken breasts and saute about five minutes or until nice and brown.

4. Turn the chicken breast over and add one cup of champagne, cover quickly.

5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until just done.

6. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

7. Divide chicken among eight plates with two breasts per plate.

8. Top the chicken with a sprinkling of tomatoes, green onions, olives and Feta cheese.

9. Ladle about one ounce of lemon tarragon cream over the top.

Helpful Hints:

The sauce can be made about one hour ahead.

Serve with rice and fresh cooked vegetables.

Submitted By :

Korbel Champagne Champagne

Web Link :

Korbel Champagne Recipes

 

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